The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the perfect first step into the world of early childhood education. This Certificate is suitable if you would like to enter the industry quickly.
Our Child Care Certificate
Equipped with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care, you will have the tools and knowledge to support the implementation of an approved learning framework. Early education educators with this qualification usually work under direct supervision and sometimes autonomously. The qualification fully meets the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – Course Details
- National Code: CHC30113
- Units: 15 core + 3 electives
- Location: Level 5, 250 Collins St – City Campus
- Duration: 52 weeks + 5 weeks summer holiday
- Delivery Modes:
- Classroom: 1 day per week
- Workplace-based Traineeship: up to 15 months (Workshop attendance required)
- Work placement: 120 hours at various locations
- Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations.
- Prior experience: if you have previously worked or studied in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer
Child Care Career Opportunities
You could become…
- Early Childhood Educator
- Family Day Care Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Out of School Hours Care Educator
- Kindergarten Assistant
Local Student Course Fees
|Government Funded*||Concession*||Full Fee|
Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. Training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information click here. The fees may be subject to change before or during a student’s enrolment. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the student handbook.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course. Refer to MCIE’s website for details.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
RPL and Credit Transfer are available. Please click here for more information on fees and terms and conditions.
Work Placement Support
MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into a regulated ECEC service.
It is a requirement that students obtain the following documents prior to commencing practical placement.
Police Check (at applicant expense – cost between $30 and $50 AUD)
Working with Children Check (minimum level required ‘voluntary’ which is at no cost)
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (New Units)
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically(New Units)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
Start a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the MCIE Werribee Campus. Situated in the heart of the Melbourne suburb Werribee, the MCIE campus is located at the end of Watton Street, near the local Woolworths and Bunnings stores. Just 32km south of the city CBD, the Werribee campus is a three-minute walk from public transport services, including the Werribee train station and Duncans Road bus stop. The campus is also accessible by car, but do keep in mind that street parking is limited in the area.
Werribee Campus Map
Study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the MCIE Melbourne CBD Campus. Just an 8-minute walk to the stunning Alexandra Gardens – The perfect place to study or relax after a class. Getting to the Melbourne CBD campus is even easier with the Flinders Street Railway Station just 5 minutes down the block.
Melbourne City Campus Map
Would you like to help kids develop vital creative and problem-solving skills? Do you consider yourself patient, creative and enthusiastic? Would you rather fingerprint than write reports? Start your career in the Child Care Industry with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in Melbourne or Werribee.Apply Now